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artists' books

Some of Mirabelle Studio's one-of-a-kind pieces from the artist's personal collection.

Scroll down to see the collaborative books between bookbinder Judy Lynn of Mirabelle Studio and artist, writer and editor Giselle Maya of France.

 

 

Point Defiance

wool felt rocks containing

geographic survy maps of the

Point Defiance area

2013

 

 

 

80 West

accordion book with fold out road

and pop-up automobile

4.5 x 10 x .75 inches closed

4.5 x 59 inches open

2012

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

12 January 2012

vellum sphere with box

5.5 x 5 x 4.75 inches

2012

 

 
 
 
 

Cultivated

altered book with twigs and

leaves made

from book pages

2011

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Fujita Scale: Moving States

 six fan books of digital photographs

with corrugated plastic box

2010

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The Summer of '99

travel journal bound with the Japanese

side-sewn technique on four sides

6 x 6 x .75 inches

2009

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Madeleines Found

altered Proust book with paper

madeleines created from the

book's pages

2008

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe

personal prayer book filled

with photocopies, fabric,

maps, mylar and wax

 

2008

 

 

 

Shake me up, Judy

resound--To be filled with sound

cube filled with onomatopoeic words

and ball bearings

3 x 3 x 3 inches

2008

 

 

 

Reflections on a

Misadventure

link-stitch book with digital photographs

 

2008

 
 
 
 
 

 

Collaborative Books

Collaborative books between bookbinder Judy Lynn of Mirabelle studio and artist, writer and editor Giselle Maya.

These beautiful books are collections of haiku, tanka (a form of Japanese poetry), and illustrations from Giselle Maya and other contemporary poets and artists. The poems and images are printed in France, on speckled handmade papers and then bound by Judy Lynn in the United States.  Currently, the books come in two binding styles, the soft cover side-sewn and the hardcover case binding. Cover papers vary, and tend to be simple, natural papers in keeping with the minimalism and elegance of the printed words.

Giselle Maya has published fifteen volumes of collected works from Koyama Press in Saint Martin de Castillon, France where she lives. The books cover themes from “Birds & Felines” to “The Tao of Water”. The writings are in English and some titles also include translations into French, Japanese and German. Each book and subject offers a striking and unique meditation on the simple pleasures of life.

Titles from Koyama Press that are available to order:

  

  • Birds & Felines
  • The Tao of Water
  • Insects
  • Song of an Old Cherry Tree
  • Tea Ceremony
  • Cats
  • The four Seasons in a Village in Provence

Giselle Maya has also been published in leading haiku and tanka journals in the

United States, Canada and Australia.

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